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Tension grips the country as the nuclear talks with Iran start to go poorly. This is largely ignored by the populace, and the threat of war goes unheeded.
Blake has lived his life through hard work and his blog - Back Country J. He's an off-grid homesteader, blogger, and author. He has the life that preppers dream of, and he never knows it. As an on-again-off-again handyman, he learns how to fix everything in his life except loneliness, until he meets Sandra.
Sandra is an army veteran who has caught his attention, and she's also the preacher's daughter. Sparks fly the first time they meet, and the shy hermit asks her out on a date.
Follow the couple as they try to survive raiders, hunger, and human nature when the balloon goes up after an EMP is set off.
©2015 Boyd L Craven III (P)2015 Boyd L Craven III
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-05-17

NOT CHEAP, FRUGAL. Response to Jan

OFF GRID, LOG
Let me start with the narrator, which I only ever do, if he/she is real bad or real good. If you are going to write a prepper novel, an apocalypse novel and you want your audible version to be popular, than hire Kevin Pierce. Kevin's voice seems to add a certain amount of credibility to a story. As long as you don't have a whole bunch of characters, as his character voices are numbered. Kevin is the number one narrator for this genre and I love his voice. Kevin turns this book from four stars to five.

TRUSTING THE GOVERNMENT TO UNSTOPPER THE GENIE IN THE BOTTLE
The main character is more a McGyver than a prepper, which makes him even more important when the shit hits the fan. If you did not prepare for an EMP (I KNOW WHAT A EMP IS), this book can help you better than any other. He shows how to take things you already have and make them work in any situation. What I like about this book, is that the main character is not a Mr. Know It All. He is a very likable character, who is not always saying I Told You So, or putting down non-preppers.

Response to Jan's Rant
Jan wrote almost two years ago about the paid reviewers, which is a subject I have ranted about. It is even worse now. These individuals are now appearing at the top of the reviewer categories. Partially because everything they write is positive. When you write a negative review, those who liked the book get upset at you and your review. Some of them have even taken their hate toward me a step farther than the one review. They seek out my other reviews and without even reading them, dink me. They also work together to bolster each other. That is why it is important to follow someone with your tastes. This is not a plea for followers as my taste have a tendency to be more sophomoric and gory than others. Matter of fact I was going to follow Jan, but it turns out she hates books I like and loves some I don't like. So, while I am with her about reviewers, I am not going to follow her and she won't follow me, as our taste in books differ.

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By Jan on 08-29-15

Prepper "Story" and my rant on phoney reviews...

So here we have the first part of a novel rather than a complete story. At time of this review there are no further stories available to complete this novel. The price if you don't use a credit isn't horrible... but there are currently 5 available on Kindle so that's at least $25 to get the full book.

I do very much like the plot, characters and information presented and would have ranked this higher if it had been a complete book. I just can't understand this current trend of marketing portions of SHTF books... lets get back to full books like "Alas Babylon," "One Second After," "Jakarta Pandemic," "5 Days at Memorial," "77 Days," "Equipping Modern Patriots," "The Road,'" "The Postman," "Cyberstorm," and even "Swan Song" or "Disaster Diaries..." I will probably buy the next one of this when it comes out... thus perpetuating the problem I so dislike.

While I am on my soapbox, could I point out that there is now a business online that sells positive reviews for books. For $150 an author can buy five, 5 star reviews no questions asked and even give suggestions of what to say. And they will give thumbs up to other positive reviews forcing the negative ones to the bottom. At first they were easy to spot because the reviewers had only done one review and one rating. Now they have been in business for a while it is hard to tell them apart. I would encourage Audible readers not to give a thumbs up to a review when it first encourages you into purchasing it... rather take the time to go back and thumbs up or down reviews according to your reading preferences and get the accurate reviews at the top. I have been taken in several times lately and it makes me mad when I see obviously phony 5 star reviews on books that I have read and know are awful. (I am not talking about this book). If we as readers let this slip by...reader reviews will be useless in the future.

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